Anna Burdenski is spending ten months in Tasiilaq because she wants to understand life in the town. She is building cooperation between the locals and international climate researchers to ensure that the weather data generated by the researchers will be relevant for the locals experiencing the weather.
Af Signe Ravn-Højgaard
In the outskirts of Tasiilaq, Anna Burdenski and her local research assistant are digging a deep hole in the snow. It is the end of February, and this year the East Greenlandic town has had exceptional amounts of snow. Anna had to buy an extra stick to extend the pole she made for measuring snow depth.
Although neither Anna nor the research assistant are climate scientists, they measure snow for the Snow2Rain research project. They will send the data to their climatologist colleagues in Austria, who will then analyse it along with a lot of other weather data.
Researching the affects of the weather
The purpose is to compare these measurements with climate models to find out how well models can predict the future weather and snow conditions in the Tasiilaq area.